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Rubén Eliseo
Rubén, 32, finished high school in the city. He had to get up at 5:00 a.m. to reach his destination. At that time, he was in a formal relationship that produced a son, who is now six, in kindergarten, and depends on his father. Rubén has been president of his community's Adesco for three years and is a good leader. He works hard farming and growing fruit and ornamental plants.

Besides farming and growing plants, he has been selling silk hammocks for a year and has been an electrician for 14 years. He says he learned the trade from his parents. He does a variety of jobs because some of these businesses are seasonal, but this strategy provides continuous work. He works as an electrician in his neighborhood and in surrounding areas. He sells hammocks at the side of the highway so that motorists can see the merchandise he makes.

He has applied for a loan to buy a case of silk thread to weave hammocks and to pay personal expenses. He wants to have a variety of merchandise available to sell to customers during the upcoming holiday season, a good time for business. He hopes to grow his hammock business, which would create local jobs and allow him to develop personally. He also wants to improve his financial situation so that he can help his son get an education.
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Rubén de 32 años, estudio hasta bachillerato (nivel medio) en la ciudad, tenía que madrugar a las 5:00 a.m. para llegar hasta su destino. En ese tiempo él tenía una relación formal, en la que procreo un hijo que a esta fecha tiene 6 años y él está al pendiente, el niño cursa kinder. Rubén es el presidente de la adesco de su comunidad, desde hace 3 años, es un buen líder, muy emprendedor trabaja con la agricultura, cultiva viveros frutales y ornamentales.

De un periodo de un año, se dedica a comercializar hamacas (Jarcia) de seda, a la vez realiza trabajos de electricidad desde hace 14 años, así como también a la agricultura y construcción de viveros. Su oficio comenta, fue aprendido de sus padres .Él se desempeña en varios oficios, debido a que hay épocas en el año que algunos negocios son variables, pero a él esto le permite ser constante.. Los trabajos de electricidad los realiza dentro de su comunidad y lugares aledaños, en el caso de las hamacas las comercializa en las orillas de la carretera, para que los que transitan puedan visualizar los productos que elabora.

El préstamo que está solicitando, es para comprar una caja de hilo de seda, para tejer hamacas, el resto lo invertirá en gastos personales. Él pretende disponer de más variedad de productos, para los clientes y se acerca la navidad y es una buena temporada parar hacer negocios.

Sueña que su negocio de jarcia crezca, y así generar más fuentes de empleo para los pobladores, de su comunidad y esto permita el desarrollo de la misma. Al igual, desea tener más condiciones económicas que le permitan ayudar a su hijo en su formación académica.

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This loan is administered by CrediCampo, a Kiva Field Partner in El Salvador. CrediCampo seeks to improve the lives of rural communities and their families in areas including health, education, basic services, and infrastructure. Through its Community Development Unit, CrediCampo provides scholarships, leadership development training, and financial education programs for families in rural areas. CrediCampo’s work is crucial in addressing the issue of poverty in El Salvador. Based on 2009 estimates, 37.8% of the population lives below the poverty line. To learn more about CrediCampo and their work, visit their partner page.

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  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 770
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  • $26,245,250
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Rubén Eliseo to buy a case of silk thread to weave hammocks and to pay personal expenses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 23, 2013
Listed
Nov 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jun 17, 2014